Hydraulic Radius of a Pipe

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Fluid Dynamics

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Hydraulic radius, abbreviated as \(r_h\), is the area cross-section of water in a pipe or channel divided by the wetting perimeter.


Hydraulic Radius of a Pipe formula

\(\large{ r_h =  \frac  {  A_c }  { P }   }\)   


\(\large{ r_h }\) = hydraulic radius

\(\large{ A_c }\) = area cross-section of flow

\(\large{ P }\) = wetted perimeter


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